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SOLD - FOR SALE: NRG Custom Cables - 'The .1' CS (all new 7.5 AWG! - *see feedback*)

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Info: NRG Custom Cables - 'The .1' CS (all new 7.5 AWG! - *see feedback*)

Asking Price:
CAD $188.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Cheque, Money Order, Money Wire, Interac/EMT
Shipping weight: 1.50 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 30.00cm x 28.00cm x 10.00cm
Condition: 11 - New (?)
Date Posted: Oct 12, 18 8:57am (PST)
Edited: Nov 07, 18 10:21am
About Seller: NRG Custom Cables
NRG Custom Cables is a premium user
Winnipeg, MB
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Product Brand: NRG Custom Cables
Product Model: 'The .1' CS
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*This ad is for a 5' build with standard 15 amp North American plugs. Other options are available - please see ad pics and/or contact me for details.*
**This is an all new design, but I still make other versions of power cables - see website link above**

How (And Why) 'The .1' Was Conceived - this is less than a 2-minute read, and I promise you it's worth it.

A power cord has two jobs – get electrical current from your outlet to your gear [using conductors and plugs], and keep the signal as clean as possible [using shielding]. You could distill it further and simply say, despite what some companies may tell you in their marketing, a power cord conducts electricity. And when it comes to conducting electricity, there are two simple and steadfast rules:

1. Higher Gauge = Lower Voltage Drop and Resistance
[more/better current flow – the garden hose vs. fire hose analogy]
2. More Insulation/Shielding = Less Interference
[a cleaner signal]

I have been making cables for myself [and some friends and colleagues] for about 20 years now, and most of my knowledge and contacts were gained before the age of social media. That all changed a little while back when I had the opportunity to make some new contacts who work on the manufacturing side of electrical wiring. After picking their brains about various products and manufacturing processes [and some of the companies they make wire for], eventually our conversations landed on the topic of power cables. All I really knew at the time was the two rules mentioned above, so I decided to do a deep dive. I came to realize that power cables usually top out at 10 AWG [except for a few ridiculously over-priced options], and I wanted to understand why. As the research piled up, I asked myself if I could offer a viable alternative, and I’m about to answer that question.

In part, the 10 AWG barrier exists because there is a dramatic difference in conductor and insulation properties when you make the jump to anything larger, which significantly increases manufacturing costs. The increased conductor size also makes termination difficult, because if you don’t have the option of creating your own housings from scratch [like a large-scale manufacturer does], you need to make due with aftermarket/DIY housings. The problem is most plug housings were only intended to be used with up to 10 AWG wire, so if you want to use anything larger, you need to be willing and able to modify the housings [and make a few swear jar contributions]. As a result, whether you’re a manufacturer or DIY’er, it is very difficult to control your costs [both time and money] if you attempt to push past the 10 AWG barrier. Therefor, it makes the process of designing and/or building a power cable larger than 10 AWG… well… challenging to say the least.

​Well… I accepted the challenge.

​The result was ‘The .1’.

For 'The .1' CS (The Point One - Copper Sleeve), I’ve taken a standard v2 – in it’s highly flexible and awesome form – and upgraded the shielding and plug housings.

The Gold plugs I use for this cable have a feature in them that allow me to ground the entire plug chassis. This all but eliminates EMI/RFI noise, which makes for an even lower noise floor than v2 (not an easy task). While the Aluminum housings are a bit heavier than the Poly-Carbonate housings used in the v1 and v2 standard builds, the plugs have the same snug fit in your outlet(s), so no worries.

In addition to the grounded Aluminum plug housings, I further reduced EMI/RFI noise in the cable by adding a high coverage copper braided sleeve to the full length, and grounding it only on the wall plug end (to avoid creating a ground loop).

The result is quite simply my best performing (and yes, best looking) 7.5 AWG cable to date. It is completely shielded tip-to-tip, as it was originally designed for a local client who lives 2 doors down from a power sub-station. He also runs 1kw mono-blocks, so it is ready to be thrown in to the most demanding environments imaginable.

P.S. That local client is a huge Liam Neeson fan, and he nicknamed this version "The Grey" (I used a grey finishing sleeve on the first batch). I know that's not vital information, but I like to share. Also, he said of this cable (while mixing movie references), "it has a very particular set of skills..." I think he meant that it had the ability to make him regret buying other cables, but I'm not sure...


As always, all of my cables include disappointment in your current/soon to be former power cables.
Sorry, not sorry!

Also, all CAM members receive FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in Canada AND $10 off EACH cable when purchasing 2 or more.

Last but certainly not least, all of my cables come with a 100% Money-Back GUARANTEE:
If you are not happy with the performance of your cable(s), I will pay the return shipping and REFUND EVERY PENNY you paid.
NO strings.

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